§ BLACKEST NIGHT is out, and it’s a hit! DC has even made a mini-site to keep everyone in the mood!
§ Related: Todd Allen reports on The Ultimate Blackest Night Promotion, namely a blackout.
§ Following in the pages of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, we have Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.
§ Recent Comics Classic #1: The Stranger reviews SLEEPER, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.
§ Recent Comics Classic #2: The Examiner looks at LIGHT BRIGADE:
Originally released in 2004, DC Comics’ “Light Brigade,” written by Peter Tomasi with art by Peter Snejbjerg, is one of the best comics of the last decade. High praise I know, but trust me, if you pick up “Light Brigade,” you’ll find it deserves every bit of it and then some.
§ The Wall Street Journal examines the recent surplus of Obama based comics:
What’s different about Mr. Obama’s triumphant march through comics is (1) the sheer volume of his appearances, month after month; and (2) the worshipful attitude toward him. The main characters gape and stutter in his presence, overwhelmed by his magnificence. He’s even drawn iconically. Where other presidents have been penciled either realistically or satirically, Mr. Obama mostly gets the superhero treatment with bulging muscles and jutting jaw line.
§ Geoff Boucher contemplates who will play Bilbo Baggins? of those suggested, James McAvoy would definitely be the best, in our humble opinion, but having been previously Tumnified, would he be up for another Inklings role? And it’s hard to imagine Daniel Radcliffe going for another fantasy icon again. Like David Byrne said, once in a lifetime.
§ Stan Sakai blogs about real life giant robots.
§ News of the odd: Michael Jackson to be enshrined in butter statue. PLEA: We desperately need someone to go to the Iowa State Fair and get us photos of these dairy classics!